What to Wear at Wimbledon

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Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Strawberries and cream, Andy Murray, glasses of Pimms, and even a handbook on “how to queue”; Wimbledon is quintessentially British. Its prestige is incredible, attracting both celebrities and royalty in their finest wears to watch the greatest tennis players compete. The tournament kicked off this week and although, of course, the focus is on the sports, Wimbledon fashion is always a delight. We’re exploring the best fashion of the week so far, as well as suggesting some looks for those heading off to see Wimbledon soon (or even just watching it on the telly in style).

Despite there being no strict dress code, it’s kind of an unspoken rule that you dress smartly for Wimbledon. I mean, you are in the presence of royalty. Rochelle Humes wore our favourite look this year, in a navy, purple and orange floral tea dress and a delicate gold necklace. Her hair was curled casually and she looked effortlessly elegant. Husband Marvin accompanied in her in a slick powder blue double breasted suit and a pair of wayfarers. Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael looked as glamorous as she did in the hit show in a yellow flowered wrap midi dress. Again, like Rochelle, her simplistic hair and makeup showed off her natural beauty and she looked perfectly summery.

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Steal Marvin’s style… New Wayfarer Sunglasses Matte Black – RB2132 622 52

Pippa Middleton was another glowing guest; she wore an embroidered white dress with frilled sleeves, with a straw hat and a pair of bold round sunglasses for an extra splash of character.

Pippa Middleton, Wimbledon Instagram.
Pippa Middleton, Wimbledon Instagram.

Actor Will Poulter was one of the best-dressed among the men, wearing a classic two-piece suit but adding his own touch with a knitted tie and sleeked back electric yellow hair. TV actor, Danny Mac opted for a little more colour, in his gentlemanly cream blazer and mint and white striped shirt, his summer style was playful and charming.

RL Hinge Round Sunglasses in Vintage Brown Horn
Op for a sunglasses style like Pippa Middleton’s…RL Hinge Round Sunglasses in Vintage Brown Horn

British multi-millionaire George Panayiotou was another gent to go classic in style, in a simple navy suit and a stunning pair of round metal Ray-Ban frames. It seems for Wimbledon, classic is key, as many of the guests opted for a sophisticated yet simple look. Game of Thrones’s Charles Dance too classic style to another level in a light linen suit, brown leather brogues, and a pair of round sunglasses. So, to fit into the sophisticated crowd of gents at Wimbledon, it seems simplistic but sophisticated suits and round sunglasses frames is the way to go.

Round Metal Sunglasses in Arista Gold Crystal Green
Wear round lenses for classic sophistication… Round Metal Sunglasses in Arista Gold Crystal Green

Tess Daly was one of the few women to wear a playful summer dress to the tournament. She opted for a powder pink two-piece suit and a pair of flat-brow sunnies. We love the simple elegance and floral tea dress gives, especially for a summer event like Wimbledon. But, if you like standing out from the crowd like Tess Daly then a glamorous two-piece suit is the way forward. You can even go all out like her with a powerful pair of flat brown sunglasses…

Falabella Pilot Sunglasses in Beige Havana
Copy Tess Daly’s flat top sunglasses… Falabella Pilot Sunglasses in Beige Havana by Stella McCartney

Even if you’re watching Wimbledon at home you can get into the British summer spirit with a glass of Pimms and classic elegant look.

Let us know your favourite Wimbledon style from 2018 in the comments below.